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Stanley Kubrick Collection (Blu-ray) - £35.99 @ Sainsburys Entertainment
Stanley Kubrick Collection (Blu-ray) - £35.99 @ Sainsburys Entertainment

Stanley Kubrick Collection (Blu-ray) - £35.99 @ Sainsburys Entertainment

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The Stanley Kubrick: Visionary Filmmaker Collection on Blu-ray is an unprecedented 7-film, 8-disc collection. The collection features the film and bonus content from A Clockwork Orange 40th Anniversary Edition, the Blu-ray debuts of Lolita and Barry Lyndon, as well as the feature films 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. The Blu-ray collection will be elegantly boxed in new book-style premium packaging and will include a 36-page hard-cover book that explores the breadth of genres and themes in Kubrick's work. Out on 23rd May.

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I didn't realist this was coming out over here, but I should mention that in the US they are getting the same set except for it also includes Dr. Strangelove and Spartacus, making it a 9 film, 10 disc set. Don't you just love getting inferior sets over here?

Edited by: "bburdett" 19th Mar 2011

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I would call it inferior but the fact that the US set is over double the price for two discs you can pick up for around £15 makes this set better value.

bburdett

I didn't realist this was coming out over here, but I should mention that … I didn't realist this was coming out over here, but I should mention that in the US they are getting the same set except for it also includes Dr. Strangelove and Spartacus, making it a 9 film, 10 disc set. Don't you just love getting inferior sets over here?



Have a nice day

yamiiguy

I would call it inferior but the fact that the US set is over double the … I would call it inferior but the fact that the US set is over double the price for two discs you can pick up for around £15 makes this set better value.


I hadn't actually checked out the price of the US set, guess that's a good point. I have Spartacus on HD DVD anyway (and never watched), but Strangelove would have been nice.

Good price
Edited by: "birdgage" 19th Mar 2011

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this is a bloody good price for this...

This will probably be the drastically cut version of the Shining.

If so buy the US set, or at least the US version of the Shining.

Would be even better if it included 'The Killing', an excellent film that inspired Tarantino to make Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction etc. For anyone that hasn't seen it, it's a relatively short film about a robbery at a racetrack, seen from the points of view of different characters.

I also agree that it's very frustrating to find out that US film releases are usually very much better and more comprehensive than UK ones, a situation that has existed for at least 20 years. In the case of 'The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series' boxset, for example, only the US edition of this set includes a feature-length documentary, deleted scenes, 60-page booklet, interviews with cast and co-writer Judd Apatow, and ‘personal visits’ with guest stars. All of these were pulled last-minute from the UK release!

Anthonyuk

This will probably be the drastically cut version of the Shining.If so … This will probably be the drastically cut version of the Shining.If so buy the US set, or at least the US version of the Shining.



The US cut is worth a watch and has some interesting shots, but without a doubt the Kubrick approved European cut is vastly superior. It's far more desolate and eerie.

Duckman

The US cut is worth a watch and has some interesting shots, but without a … The US cut is worth a watch and has some interesting shots, but without a doubt the Kubrick approved European cut is vastly superior. It's far more desolate and eerie.


I believe the shorter version is Kubricks preferred version but personally I love the longer version; The Shining is quite literally my favourite film, so more is better.

My two favourite scene in the movie is also cut in the UK version so its US or nothing for me.

Finally his best, the severely underrated and overlooked Barry Lyndon, gets a HD makeover. For me the only ones to get close to Kubrick are the Coens and maybe David Fincher. Hot, natch.

Anthonyuk

I believe the shorter version is Kubricks preferred version but … I believe the shorter version is Kubricks preferred version but personally I love the longer version; The Shining is quite literally my favourite film, so more is better.My two favourite scene in the movie is also cut in the UK version so its US or nothing for me.



as a director with total control of final cut, both versions regardless of preference would be director approved. The US version is slower but offers a deeper understanding into the films subtext of child abuse. What i would really would like to see is the original ending, it only played for one week in american cinemas, before kubrick ordered all prints be destroyed.

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Anthonyuk

I believe the shorter version is Kubricks preferred version but … I believe the shorter version is Kubricks preferred version but personally I love the longer version; The Shining is quite literally my favourite film, so more is better.My two favourite scene in the movie is also cut in the UK version so its US or nothing for me.



Yeah, both versions have their merits for sure. I concur about some of the shots, and usually prefer extended cuts, but the european cut (probably from growing up with that version) is my prefered version. I always tell folk to seek out the US cut where necessary though and I own both.

Back to the deal, which is hot btw, I have the individual UK Shining release so would probably consider the US boxset as you suggested for the extra films and the US version of The Shining. Not sure.. good deal either way!

Over The Knee

Would be even better if it included 'The Killing', an excellent film that … Would be even better if it included 'The Killing', an excellent film that inspired Tarantino to make Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction etc. For anyone that hasn't seen it, it's a relatively short film about a robbery at a racetrack, seen from the points of view of different characters.I also agree that it's very frustrating to find out that US film releases are usually very much better and more comprehensive than UK ones, a situation that has existed for at least 20 years. In the case of 'The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series' boxset, for example, only the US edition of this set includes a feature-length documentary, deleted scenes, 60-page booklet, interviews with cast and co-writer Judd Apatow, and ‘personal visits’ with guest stars. All of these were pulled last-minute from the UK release!



The Larry Sanders Show was genius.

birdgage

The Larry Sanders Show was genius.


Agreed! I used to watch it on BBC2 every day after Seinfeld (my favourite show of all time) - at around 11/11.30 pm oO due to the ridiculous scheduling...
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